Hunt for Seashells on Holden Beach

Hunt for Seashells on Holden Beach

Do you and your family have a vacation planned for Holden Beach soon? If the answer is yes, then we want to share with you some of the seashells you’ll find on the beach. Staying in one of our Oceanfront vacation rentals will allow your family to be close to the surf and sand. Let’s look below at what seashells you’ll be able to find on the shoreline here in Holden Beach.

Scotch Bonnet

Hunt for Seashells on Holden Beach

Did you know that the state of North Carolina has its very own seashell? Yes, it’s real, and we promise you that you will see this shell on the beaches of the North Carolina Coastline. The Scotch Bonnet is the official shell of NC, and it’s one that you will often find while the kids are playing or looking for shells. These shells are often characterized by their shape, which looks like a bonnet and has short spirals and a distinguished pattern of orange squares. These aren’t big shells and will typically only be around 3” when they are fully grown.

Moon Snail

A moon snail is often called a “shark eye” because of its color and look. They usually are a gray color with a glossy outside that, if looked at just right, it does look like an eye of a shark. These aren’t large shells, and they make an excellent decoration for sandcastles that the kids will be building while on vacation. They are also an excellent shell to decorate with paint to give them a little more pizzazz to them and could keep them as souvenirs.

Calico Scallop

Hunt for Seashells on Holden Beach

Have you ever seen a scallop at the aquarium before but wondered if you could find them on the beaches in NC? If the answer is yes, then you’re in luck as they are often found here on the beaches of Holden Beach. The Calico Scallop is often seen in colors of reds, pinks, oranges, purples, and browns. They are often mistaken as being Atlantic Bay Scallops, which are generally black, dark grey, red and yellow. Either way, both of these shells are most common on the beaches and within the sand.

Banded Tulip

A Banded Tulip is often found in the Holden Beach area and is one that you will have to see. It’s a thin-looking shell that is parallel in shape and gray with olive green splotches on it. This shell usually is about 2-4 inches long and is one that the kids will go nuts about. These can often be found near the shoreline, and if you sit in the sand and dig a little, you will find a ton of.

While there are many other shells that you will be able to find on the beach, these are the few we wanted to share with you. If you haven’t booked your next vacation in an Oceanfront vacation rental, now is the time. We can’t wait to see you and your family on your next vacation to Holden Beach this fall!

Fun Summer Activities to do near Holden Beach

Fun Summer Activities to do near Holden Beach

Do you and your family have a summer vacation planned for Holden Beach? If you do, then we want to share a few fun activities around the area. Staying in one of our Holden Beach vacation rentals will allow you and your family close to some of the activities. Let’s look below at some of the fun summer activities you can do near Holden Beach.

Tour H2O

Fun Summer Activities to do near Holden Beach

If your family likes to try new things on the water, then head on over to Tour H2O. They have pontoon tours and Kayaking tours available this summer. Rent a pontoon boat for 2 hours and enjoy your time on the open waters enjoying the quiet time. You may even get to see a dolphin or two while you are on tour. They also have kayaking tours where you can do a self-guided tour or a guided tour. This is a great way to see Holden Beach via the water and make new memories with the family.

Rent a Jet Ski

Another fun activity that you and the family can do is rent a jet ski. This is a high activity that is perfect when you have older kids. This is a way that everyone in the family can enjoy some time out on the Intracoastal Waterway. Holden Beach Jet Ski Rentals will be able to help you and your family enjoy your time spent together. They will be able to show you a safety orientation, and with your rental, you will have life vests and a full tank of gas to enjoy the day. Holden Beach Jet Ski Rentals are located in Supply, NC, just a short drive away from your vacation rental.

Fish the Day Away

Fun Summer Activities to do near Holden Beach

Fishing is a high, fun outdoor activity that your family can do together. Head on over to the Holden Beach Fishing Pier located in the heart of Holden Beach. This fishing pier was founded in 1959 and allowed you and your family to enjoy time together, making new memories. Bring the fishing rods, bait, sunscreen, and drinks with you. Think of the fun you can have, even if you don’t catch anything. Capture the memories on camera as you enjoy a new adventure this summer.

While there are many other things that you can do in the Holden Beach area, we wanted to share these with you. If you haven’t booked your Holden Beach vacation rental yet, now is the time. We hope to see you and your family as you make new memories at the beach this summer!

Don’t Miss the 2020 Holden Beach Concert Series

Don’t Miss the 2020 Holden Beach Concert Series

It’s hard to believe that it’s May already, and the 2020 Holden Beach Concert Series will begin soon. This year you and your family can stay in one of our Holden Beach vacation rentals and will be able to enjoy live music. Holden Beach is an excellent destination to vacation with your family, and there are many things you can do together. Let’s look below at the details of the 2020 Holden Beach Concert Series.

2020 Holden Beach Concert Series Lineup

Don’t Miss the 2020 Holden Beach Concert Series
  • May 24th – Steve Owens & Summertime
  • May 31st – Band of Oz
  • Jun2 7th – Cat5 Band
  • June 14th – The Extraordinaires
  • June 21st – North Tower
  • June 28th – The Main Event Band
  • July 5th – The Tams
  • July 12th – Jim Quick & Coastline
  • July 19th – Blackwater Rhythm & Blues
  • July 26th – The Embers featuring Craig Woolard
  • August 2nd – Carolina Breakers
  • August 9th – Too Much Sylvia
  • August 16th – Tim Clark
  • August 23rd – The Entertainers
  • August 30th – Gary Lowder & Smokin’ Hot
  • September 6th – The Imitations

A Little More Information on the Concert Series

Don’t Miss the 2020 Holden Beach Concert Series

The Holden Beach Concert Series has been going on for years, and it’s where you and the family can go listen to live music for free. They will be on every Sunday evening beginning at 6:30 pm and ending at 8:00 pm. Every week the concerts will be held at the Pavilion that is under the Holden Beach bridge. There will be refreshments for you and your family to purchase, so be sure to bring some cash with you. When it’s time to head out to the concert, bring your beach chairs or towels to sit on as you listen and dance together!

Summer is quickly coming, and now is the time to book your family vacation with us. We still have plenty of Holden Beach vacation rentals that will accommodate your whole family. We look forward to seeing you and your family this summer and hope to see you at the concerts too!

3 Free Things Your Family Can Do this Summer in Holden Beach

3 Free Things Your Family Can Do this Summer in Holden Beach

Do you and your family have a vacation to Holden Beach this summer and are looking for some fun things to do? If so, then we at Holden Beach Vacations can tell you about three things you can do with the family for free. Staying in one of our Holden Beach vacation rentals will keep you and your family close to where the fun is. Let’s look below at what those three things are you can do together as a family in Holden Beach for free.

Climb the Oak Island Lighthouse

3 Free Things Your Family Can Do this Summer in Holden Beach

Have you and your family ever visited the nearby Oak Island Lighthouse before? If not, then you are missing out on one of the best views in the area. Taking a tour of the lighthouse is how you will be able to climb to the top. And best yet, the tours are free! One of the things that we recommend to all of our guests is to make reservations for the tours. Since they are free, they do fill up quickly, and during the holidays, it could be hard to request. Be sure to take your camera with you and your phone so that you can capture the memories and views from the lighthouse.

Enjoy a Hidden Gem

Anytime you go on vacation with the family, sometimes finding new places in the area is the best part. If you’re looking for a new park to head to, then we suggest trying out Sailfish Street Park. Located along the Intercoastal Waterway is where you will find this park along with another park, Sanddollar Park. Both are hidden gems when it comes to parks where you can watch boaters go by, fish a little, and enjoy the beach. You may even get to see some dolphins come to say a quick hello and other cool wildlife. Spend the day at one of these parks and see how your family likes them.

Building Sandcastles

3 Free Things Your Family Can Do this Summer in Holden Beach

This activity that your family can do together and is free is to build a village of sandcastles. When staying in one of our Holden Beach vacation homes, your family will be close to the beach. For many of our staff remembers going to the beach with our families and building sandcastles.  Give each one of the kids something to build with the sand and then take a fun video or picture with each castle. Think of all the new memories that will be made by just creating a sandcastle together on your next vacation!

While there are many other fun things that you can do for free in the area, these are the few we wanted to share with you. If you haven’t booked your next family vacation to visit this summer, now is the time. We can’t wait to see you and your family and hear all about the fun things you did!

Fun Things to Do in Holden Beach this Spring Break

Fun Things to Do in Holden Beach this Spring Break

Are you and your family vacationing to Holden Beach this Spring Break? If the answer is yes, then we at Holden Beach Vacations can tell you all the fun things you can do. Spring Break this year for many are between April 3rd through April 18th, 2020. Staying in one of our Holden Beach vacation rentals will keep you and your family close to where the fun is at. Let’s look below at a few of the fun things that are happening around Holden Beach this Spring Break.

Easter Egg Hunt

Fun Things to Do in Holden Beach this Spring Break

If your family is heading to the North Carolina Coast for Easter this year, then you won’t want to miss the Annual Easter Egg Hunt. This year the egg hunt will be held at William S. “Bill” Smith Park in Oak Island at 10:00 am. Each child who attends will have an opportunity to hunt for eggs according to their age groups up to age 10. This is a free event and is one that your family won’t want to miss this year on your Spring Break vacation.

Days at the Dock

If you are looking for a fun day that you can spend with your family and friends in Holden Beach, then look no further. Head under the bridge to enjoy a free festival that is happening on April 6, 2020. This fun festival is perfect for the whole family and will include different arts & crafts for the kids to do, kid’s activities that include a free kid’s area and so much more. There will also be live entertainment and food that your family can enjoy together. Just come and have a good time together making new memories!

Beach Fun

Fun Things to Do in Holden Beach this Spring Break

Your Spring Break vacation isn’t complete without spending some time at the Beach. Spend the day or a few days at the Beach while you soak up the sun and allow the kids to play in the surf. Let the kids build a few sandcastles or hunt for shells together. Bring a book and sit under the umbrella as you watch your kids play close by. Pack your lunch for the day and eat it with the family on the beach and getting to spend as much time as you can outdoors. Make new memories on this Spring Break vacation with the family!

While there are many other fun things happening this Spring Break on the North Carolina Coast and in Holden Beach, we wanted to share these with you. If you haven’t booked your next vacation with us at Holden Beach Vacations, now is the time. We look forward to seeing you and your family this April having the time of your lives!

Things to Do in Holden Beach in January

Things to Do in Holden Beach in January

Are you and your family coming to Holden Beach in January and are looking for fun things to do? We at Holden Beach Vacations can tell you all about the things that you can do together and make new memories together. Staying in one of our Holden Beach vacation rentals will keep you and your family close to where the fun is at. Let’s look below at a few things that your family can do while you’re on vacation to Holden Beach below.

Fishing

Things to Do in Holden Beach in January

Even though it may be January, fishing on Holden Beach is still a fun thing that you can do either together as a family or an outing for one of the kids. Some of the places that you can catch some fish are on the beach and do some surf fishing, head over to the Holden Beach Fishing Pier or take a charter fishing trip. The possibilities are endless when you go fishing with the family while on your next vacation to Holden Beach!

Fun Dinner Shows

If your family is into eating dinner and enjoying some fun entertainment, we suggest that you try out a few dinner shows. One of the shows that many families love is Pirates Voyage in Myrtle Beach. Here you can talk like a pirate and sing like a pirate and enjoy fun times together making new memories. Another great one that many families love is at Medieval Times. Eat with your hands and enjoy some pretty amazing food. And while you’re eating, sit back and enjoy the jousting, horseback riding and interact with the show. This can be a fun outing to enjoy and spend time together.

Enjoy the Beach

Things to Do in Holden Beach in January

Spending time at the beach is what every family vacation to Holden Beach is about. Whether you have an oceanfront rental or a sound side rental, you will still have access to the beach. Bring the kids sand toys and let them build them the best sandcastle they can all while getting some much-needed energy out. Walk along the beach and collect seashells to bring home to remember your vacation. Sit back and enjoy the sunset together and just have a good time.

While there are many other things that you and the family can do while you are on vacation to Holden Beach in January, these are the few we wanted to share. If you haven’t booked your next vacation to stay in one of our Holden Beach vacation rentals, now is the time. We can’t wait to see your family on your next adventure to the beach!

Play a Round of Golf this Winter in Holden Beach

Play a Round of Golf this Winter in Holden Beach

Do you live in a state that gets a lot of snow during the winter months but you’re ready to take a quick vacation to Holden Beach? You’re in luck because while it may be cold and snowy back home, you will have pleasant weather down here. Staying in one of our Holden Beach vacation rentals will keep you and your family close to the shoreline and yet close enough to a golf course. If you and your family love to play a good game of golf or two together, then this getaway or vacation is just what you’re looking for this winter.

What Season is the Best to Golf?

Play a Round of Golf this Winter in Holden Beach

Many have realized that during the summer months, it is a little less desirable to go golfing in the afternoon. The reason being is that it does get awfully warm during the day and can be a little too hot for the whole family to join you. Instead coming during the fall & winter times seem to be the ideal time to play golf. Even though it may be the wintertime, you will still want to protect your skin from the elements including the sun. So be sure to bring with you some sunblock, wear protective clothes and be sure to drink plenty of water. This will help you and your family enjoy your vacation to Holden Beach but going to the golf course can make it more fun.

Where’s the Green?

If you have never played golf while on vacation to Holden Beach before then you have been missing out on some fun. Not only will you not have to worry about it snowing during your game, you will find the weather is quite pleasant too. One of the closest  golf courses to our area is going to be Lockwood Folly Country Club located in Supply, NC. This course is roughly a 15-minute drive from the island, and you will be able to see its gorgeous course. The course offers views of the Intracoastal Waterway and beautiful wildlife. Don’t miss this amazing course on your next vacation to Holden Beach with the family or friends.

Practice Makes Perfect

Play a Round of Golf this Winter in Holden Beach

There are many great things about picking up the club if you’ve never been golfing or haven’t played for quite some time. This is a great activity that you can do with the whole family by getting some swing time at the driving range. Another way to practice your swing is by heading over to Fantasy Isle Mini Golf or Treasure Island Mini Golf for a few rounds with the family. And if you didn’t bring your clubs with you on the vacation, then you are able to drive to North Myrtle Beach where you can rent golf clubs for the duration of your vacation. Either way you get to spend time with your friends and family on this fun adventure to practice your swing!

No matter what the reason is for wanting to play a round or two of golf is while you vacation to Holden Beach, these are just a few suggestions. Staying in one of our Holden Beach vacation rentals will keep you and your family wanting to come back for more. Make this an annual trip each winter to escape the cold weather and freezing temps to play golf at the beach!

4 Reasons You Should Book a Holden Beach Vacation Today

4 Reasons You Should Book a Holden Beach Vacation Today

Fall has arrived on the North Carolina Coast but that doesn’t mean that you can’t still enjoy the warm sun, sand and the crisp air. Coming to Holden Beach during the fall months can be just as exciting as coming to the beach during the summer months. The beaches aren’t as crowded, and you can still have a great time with the kids. Staying in one of our Dog Friendly vacation rentals will keep your family together for some new memories to be made.

Spend More Time Outdoors

4 Reasons You Should Book a Holden Beach Vacation Today

During the fall, the days are filled with school, work and going back and forth with the kids to activities. Coming to the beach during the fall will allow your family to go gadget free and enjoy more time outside. The beach is a great place where you and the family can enjoy the great outdoors by doing a few new things you’ve never done. A few of the things you can take advantage of in the area are the Battleship North Carolina, Fort Fisher State Historic Park and the NC Maritime Museum in Southport.

Celebrate a Holiday or Special Occasion

Celebrating a holiday or special occasion is another way that you should book a vacation to Holden Beach. A few of the holidays that are coming up are Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s which are all a great reason to visit the area. Many of the local restaurants have special menus for Thanksgiving Day dinners and even Christmas dinners. Celebrating these special times with the family can become a new tradition for vacationing at Holden Beach for years to come.

Reduce Stress

Did you know that when you go on vacation to the beach it can help reduce stress? Vacationing is a great way that you can reduce stress in your life. Many families who go on vacation may find that if they leave their work at home and let go of using computers or handheld devices for the week. This in return will allow them to relax, enjoy life and enjoy the quality time they get having the week off of work. When they go back home and back to work, they don’t seem so stressed out and they can enjoy life as usual.

Family Time is Important

4 Reasons You Should Book a Holden Beach Vacation Today

Spending time with the family is very important for any family. Often times at home it’s hard to get away from work, school or activities to spend some quality time together. Vacations are important to all families as they are able to relax and decompress from life at home. Spending the day at the beach, watching the kids play in the sand and build castles and while the parents are joining in. Just relax, let the kids have a good time and enjoy time spent together will allow you to spend quality time together.

There are many other reasons why you should book a vacation to Holden Beach today, but these are just a few reasons we thought you’d like. If you still haven’t booked your next vacation to stay in one of our Holden Beach Dog Friendly vacation rentals, now is the time. We can’t wait to see you and your family on your next vacation as you sit back and relax!

Don’t Miss These Fun Events Happening in October

Don’t Miss These Fun Events Happening in October

Are you and your family taking a vacation to the Southern Coast of North Carolina in October? If the answer is yes, then we have to tell you about the fun events that are happening locally. Staying in one of our Condo rentals will keep you and your family close to where the fun is happening. Let’s look below at some of the fun events that are happening during the month of October on the coast.

39th Annual North Carolina Oyster Festival

39th Annual North Carolina Oyster Festival

The North Carolina Oyster Festival is well known to many who visit the area during the fall months. This is the 39th year that the festival has been going on and you won’t want to miss it this year. The North Carolina Oyster Festival is being hosted in Ocean Isle Beach which is just a short drive from Holden Beach on October 19th & 20th. There will be plenty of things that everyone in the family can enjoy such as arts & crafts, live entertainment and of course the one reason to visit, oysters. This is a festival that you will want to return to year after year for the amazing things you can enjoy at the 39th Annual North Carolina Oyster Festival!

Boo at the Beach

If you have kids in your family, then this event is for you. The Town of Holden Beach is hosting “Boo at the Beach” this year and it’s an event your kids are going to love. Happening on Saturday, October 19th at the Pavilion is where you can bring the family for some trick or treating fun. This event is from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm and is fun for everyone in the family. Some of the fun things that will be happening at the event is carnival games and candy. And to help make the day even better is they will be providing a Free 5K Color Run beginning at 9:00 am. What a great day of fun to spend and make new memories with the family together with joining in this fun event!

Fun Day at Sunset at Sunset Festival

39th Annual North Carolina Oyster Festival

Sunset Beach is hosting their very own fall festival this year called “Sunset at Sunset Festival”. This is a community block party with many local vendors and locals who like to celebrate fall at the beach. You can get several things from this festival from food to live music there is something for everyone in the family to enjoy. Plus you will be able to get several different arts & crafts from local vendors to give as a gift or you can keep them to remember this fun trip. This even will be happening on October 5th from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Don’t miss this fun day spending it with friends and family.

No matter what kind of event you’re looking for on your next family vacation, we can tell you these events above you won’t want to miss. If you haven’t booked your next family vacation to Holden Beach this October, now is the time. We can’t wait to see you and your family as you make new memories together by joining in the fun events happening locally!

Family-Friendly Adventures in Holden Beach

Family-Friendly Adventures in Holden Beach

Are you and your family headed to Holden Beach for a vacation soon? If the answer is yes, then we must tell you all about the family-friendly adventures that you can try in the area. From water-sports to checking out a lighthouse, there is something for the whole family. Staying with us in one of our Holden Beach vacation homes will keep your family close to where the fun is at. Let’s look below at a few of the family-friendly adventures in Holden Beach.

Jet Skiing

Family-Friendly Adventures in Holden Beach

Have you ever tried something new that is fun and exciting with the kids before? We can tell you that finding things that even the teens in the family can be a little challenging when on vacation. But head over to Holden Beach Watersports and do something that you’ve never done before, rent a few jet skis. Your family can rent each jet ski for either ½ an hour or 1 hour and be sure to bring your camera with you. Of course, you don’t want to forget your swimsuits, towels, shades, and sunscreen before your time on the water. What a great new memory that every family can do when you visit the area!

All Hands-on Deck

Another fun day is heading to Wilmington for a quick trip onboard the Battleship North Carolina. This is a wonderful day trip and even a great educational trip too that all families love to check out. What was once used in combat during World War II is now a great local attraction that many loves to climb aboard. Here your family can step back in time as they learn of the history of the ship and become part of the crew for the day. Then when finished exploring the ship for the day, head over across the bridge and check out the waterfront of Downtown Wilmington. Don’t let this adventure slip by as your family can learn all about the Battleship North Carolina!

Old Baldy Lighthouse

Family-Friendly Adventures in Holden Beach

Many locals who love to try something new with their own family is heading over to Bald Head Island for the day. Here is where your family can check out Old Baldy Lighthouse which is located on Bald Head Island. To be able to access the island you will have to take the Ferry over to it and there are many things you can do while there. Not only can you check out the oldest lighthouse, but you can also take a tour. No matter what you find to do on the island, you will want to be sure to bring with you a backpack, sunscreen, hats for everyone in the family and a camera. This is where new memories are made forever, and your family will want to do this every year!

There are many other fun adventures that your family can do while you vacation to Holden Beach, but these are the few we thought you’d like. If you still haven’t made your Holden Beach vacation home reservation yet, now is the time. We can’t wait to see your family on your next family adventure to Holden Beach!